How Transitional Care in Wilmington Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
For many seniors who are hospitalized, care is a necessity. If you're unfamiliar with the concept of transitional care, you can think of it as a form of care that assists seniors and their families with discharge planning and helps them with recovery once they return home. At Visiting Angels® Wilmington, we offer dedicated transitional care resources through our Ready-Set-Go Home program.
Ready-Set-Go Home includes customized services and a three-pronged approach to providing care that minimizes the risk of seniors making a return to the hospital. We're proud to help elderly adults spend more time in their own homes through this important program.
What Causes Readmissions?
When a senior is readmitted to the hospital, it is often a combination of factors that leads to a decline in their physical condition and the eventual need for rehospitalization. However, there is one factor that is a common denominator in many cases: the absence of support at home.
Seniors who are in the midst of recovery and have recently endured an exhausting hospital stay typically don't bounce back quickly. They may find they have little energy and motivation and even a lack of mobility, all of which can affect their ability to conduct vital tasks that are crucial to their overall health and well-being.
How Transitional Care Can Help Seniors in Wilmington
The focus of our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program is to pave the way to a comfortable recovery at home and eliminate risk factors that could get in the way of this process. As a result, we don't only provide care after seniors are discharged from the hospital. We include the discharge planning process in our care program, ensuring elderly adults have the support they need to prepare for the upcoming transition and understand what their needs may be in the weeks and months ahead.
Following the discharge, our caregivers conduct home visits to deliver high-quality care personally tailored to seniors' needs and the recommendations of their physicians. Caregivers often help out with personal care, light chores, cooking meals, and running errands. Their very presence and emotional support can also help seniors avoid feeling socially isolated as they recover.
Learn more about Ready-Set-Go Home and the benefits of transitional care today. Call Visiting Angels Wilmington for details about arranging a free consultation in Wilmington, Newark, Claymont, Edgemoor, Hockessin, or a community in the surrounding areas.
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